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SOME PLAIN TRUTHS FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF EVERY VOTER, HIS EXPERIE NCES WHIL E AT BUTTE Defends Gov. Stewart Against the Silly Charge of "Usurpation"—The Na tional Administration—Good Work Done by Stout and Evans. Judge Roy Ayers made such splen did impressions in his addresses last week at Roy and Hilger, where he ! spoke to very large audiences, that his discussion of the issues will be of interest everywhere. In the meeting at Roy a stenographer was present and took down the udge's address in full. While the speecr. in its entirety would be too long to publish, the sa lient features of it are given here and they should be ready by every or.e. Governor Stewart. Referring to Governor Stewart, the judge said: "Now, my friends, just a few words with reference to the state adminis tration. It is not so great an honor to Governor Stewart to preside over the state of Montana as its chief ex ecutive as it is to the people of the state of Montana in having a man like Governor Stewart in the chief execu tive's chair. (Applause.) When that man was elected to the high office of governor of the state of Montana few people knew of his ability and of the executive head he carried on his shoul ders. But now he has been tested; he has been tried, and he has not been found wanting. He has shirked lie duty; he has met the issue fairly and squarely, and performed his duty as he saw it. as saw "I had the unpleasant duty of pre siding at the trial which resulted in the removal of the mayor of the city of Butte and the sheriff of Silver Bow county from their respective offices, and by presiding at this trial I learned something of the conditions that Gov ernor Stewart has been confronted with since the thirteenth of last June. When a man comes before you on the political rostrum, or when he comes before you in an individual argument, and tells you that Governor Stewart is a usurper of power, and that he has usurped the power of the legisla tive and executive departments of this state, as certain individuals are now doing, I wish you would ask that man if he has been in Butte, and if so, how long, and if he knows the condi tions caused the governor to send the militia there. From my personal observations I say, that if we had had a weak-kneed, spindle-spined governor in the executive chair since June 13, the whole state of Montana would have today been drawn mere or less into a state of insurrection and lawlessness. The agitating, non-producing, lawless element which caused the trouble in Butte would have extended their oper ations if they had been permitted to do so. The citizenship of Butte, which is made up largely of individuals who go underground from 2,500 to 5,000 feet and earn their bread by manual labor, are in no way responsible for the con ditions which have existed there. The trouble has been promoted and agi tated by 400 or 500 non-producing 'floaters,' who have been permitted by the executive officers of that city and county to remain therein and car ry out their nefarious ideas of destruc tion and 'direct action.' "My friends, I challenge any man in the state of Montana to show me where that trouble in Butte was caused by the actual working element of that city and county. It cannot be done. The officers of that city and county •were unable to identify the men of that lawless element, although the of ficers were present and among them when they -were committing their de predations; and if that lawless ele ment had been the workingmen in Butte, some one of the large number of officers would undoubtedly have been able to identify a portion of, them. The fact is and must remain that the AUC IOLI in auu muoi icmoiu tuat uio < trouble was caused by an army of J agitating and non-producing 'floaters.' Still, the executive officers of that city and county stood quietly by and per mitted that element to destroy prop erty, to blow up a safe, take money and valuable papers therefrom, and in one instance take the life of a citizen; and those same officers stood idly by and permitted honest, hard-working, old-time miners of the city of Butte to be deported therefrom. Then after all of those acts were done and per mitted to be done by a theory of no resistance on the part of the officers, and many threats of a continuance of such acts against the property and life of the people of Butte, still some people will say that the governor had no right to send the militia to Butte, and that the officers of the city of Butte had the situation under control. But. my friends, it was under such control that much property waB de stroyed and one life lost in the very presence of the officers. I say that the good people of the city of Butte and of the state of Montana should be thankful that we have a governor who would stand up and say: 'I will come to your rescue; I will protect you and your property.' (Applause.) He only did what a good governor should do; he only did what a good governor must do; and we should UP' hold him for discharging his duty fear lessly. When the officers of that city failed to do their duty, it was for tunate for the people that there was a bigger man and a better man to come to their rescue and preserve law and order." ! ton and meat for the benefit of the The judge then referred to some of the initiative measures, and at some length discussed the consolidation bill, stating, however, that his remarks concerning the same were not from a political standpoint, but were per sonal views. 4 Woodrow Wilson. "Today we find in Washington a man guiding the destiny of our great ship of state away from the rocks of war and to'~ird the quiet harbor of peace; a mau who is respected by the chief executive of every foreign na tion. During the past few months, while many of the older nations of the world have been mobilizing their armies and have been engaged in the citizen body of his country and by the greatest war the world has ever known, America, under the direction of Woodrow Wilson, as commander-in chief of her army and navy, has been mobilizing one of the greatest armies we have ever known, and has that army marching forth day by day fighting the battle of peace; and today we have squads, companies, regiments and battalions of our citizens produc ing wool and wheat and corn and cot human race. "I would like to ask my progressive friends how they would like to have Teddy in the executive chair today. I would like to ask my republican friends how they would like to have Taft in the executive chair today. As a matter of fact, we hear the progres sives say they are mighty glad Teddy is not there now, and we hear repub licans say they are glad Taft is not in the White Hous. The idea is that Roosevelt would become unduly ex cited and feel it his duty to get into so big a thing as a world's war, and that Taft, in his good-natured way, would let things drift along until we became involved in a world's war, or something probably as bad. Whether these views are correct or not is of no moment, but it is a wonderful testi monial to the president that no man, progressive, republican or democrat, seems to have the slightest fear that the war is going to cause this nation any unnecessary loss as long as he is in the White House. (Applause.) "My friends, progressives and repub licans—and there are many of you in deed whom I am proud to class among my friends—I would like to have you tell me whom you have within your parties whom you would advise to take the place of Woodrow Wilson? (Ap plause.) Stout and Evans. "We are now in the midst of one of the greatest administrations, from an executive point of view, that this country has had since the civil war, and I am sure that the people of this country are not going to tie the hands of the chief executive in the middle of his administration. I am confident that the people of the state of Montana are going to send Stout and Evans hack to Washington to help the presi dent continue the great work he has begun. "If you are not willing to trade any person for the president—and I have heard no person say he was—it oc curs to me that it is your duty to send congressmen back to Washington who will help him in his policies. To day the president is attempting to purchase for the United States a mer chant marine—something we should have owned years and years ago. We should have given more attention to our merchant marine and less atten tionto our navy. It would be an easy matter to export our products if the United States owned a merchant ma rine, because the countries engaged in war would respect a merchant ma rine floating the Stars and Stripes, an dif we can establish a substantial merchant marine, as Wilson is trying to do. I feel sure it will be a blessing to us and to our posterity." (Ap plause.) The judge then paid a glowing trib ute to Messrs. Stout and Evans, and recited briefly the legislation they had put through congress. "Where today, gentlemen, is the criticism of the president's currency hill? Where today is the honest bank er who wants to change the present banking law to the antiquated bank <"g laws we were previously living un der? Where today is the talk of sur rendering the Panama canal to alien nations? Where today is the opposi tion to the tariff bill? Where today is the opposition to the income tax law? Where today is the opposition to the election of United States senators by a direct, vote? Where today are the men who wanted to go to war with Mexico? Where today are the anta gonists of the 26 peace treaties with foreign nations which have already iv/x cigu iiauuus WillCU nave air been signed? Where today is the man who will not admit that President Wil son is the most far-sighted man we have known since the day of Abraham Lincoln? And we have learned it in the last 19 months. Of my progressive and republican friends I want to ask what your pro gram would be if you were in power? What laws that have been passed by this administration would you change or repeal? Would you repeal the in come tax? Would you take a step backward on the parcel post? Would you restore schedule K, the old tariff law? Would you repeal the currency and banking laws? Would you repeal *he Agricultural extention bill? Would you return to Cannonism and Aldrich ism? Would you surrender the Pana ma canal to foreign countries? Would you refuse to establish a merchant marine? Would you return the lobby to congress? Would you continue to elect senators by the various legisla 'nre? Would you nullify the 26 peace treaties already in existence? Would you prefer railroad strikes to arbitra tion? I want you to answer these questions on election day by returning Stout and Evans to congress, thereby 'utting your stamp of approval upon a so their acts and the acts of the presi-, dent. j "Today we have unnecessary war and calamity in the old world, peace and prosperity In the new. Thank God for Woodrow Wilson." (Applause.) -O--- G. W. Morrow of the Milwaukee land department went to Milwaukee, Wis., on business yesterday. LETTER BEING SENT OUT BY THE STATE CHAIRMAN TO ALL NATURALIZED VOTERS. THINGS WELL WORTH CONSIDERING Great Privilege to Be In Alliance With Such a Government as We Have to Guide Us In the United States. Much Due to Wilson. HELENA, 15.—The following is a copy of a letter which is being sent by Chairman Arthur of the democratic state committee to every naturalized first voter in the state: "Dear Sir:—The county clerk of your county has notified this office that you are one among a very great many of our foreign-born population who have recently embraced the grand opportunity of allying yourself with the most advanced citizenship or this or any age. "The great influence this country, under the wise, humane and peaceful leadership of President Woodrow Wil son and the democratic party, will exert in the near future, in bringing about universal peace among highly civilized nations now engaged in an unfortunate and most expensive war should make a strong appeal to the sense of justice, right and fair deal ing of every law-abiding man who is more deeply interested in the peaceful pursuits of agriculture and industry than in the aggressions of ambitious nations at the cost of millions of in nocent human lives "To have taken the step of becom ing an American citizen is a tribute to your character, ambition and de sire for peace and prosperity. To thus add your mite in the furtherance of peace and the development of a higher civilization, where each and every being is on an equality with his fellow man, and where the right of one is the serious concern of all, is a most hopeful sign of rapidly im proving condtions throughout the world, and particularly in gloriously peaceful America. "In no other manner could you quite so effectively aid in advancing the doctrine of 'peace on earth, good will toward men.' "The country of your recent adop tion is at peace with the men of every nation and every clime; it is more concerned in establishing contented homes for your family, surrounding them with opportunities for gainful employment, educating the young, bringing about equality of opportunity, advancing agriculture, manufacture and mining, than it is in the manufac turing of death-dealing implements of war. Its diplomacy has made it the confidential friend and adviser of ev ery contending nation; it will be their peace making medium because it has the confidence of the world, earned through friendship for all, enmity for none. "Our great democratic president deeply sympathizes with the unfor tunate people of grief-stricken Europe and Mexico; to him the needless sacri fice of human life is abhorent; he is but awaiting the moment when he can safely use his great position of power and world-wide influence to suggest the terms under which the mighty conflict may be brought to an everlasting end; terms under which mankind may, in the future, dwell in perpetual peace and once again, and for all time, turn their individual at tention to upbuilding and rebuilding the shattered fortunes of the individ ual, the state and the nation. "To be in alliance with and a party to such a government as we have in these United States is a privilege of immense value and transcending im portance to you as a citizen and settler in Montana, we congratulate you on the bright future in store for you and yours in this country of immediate im pending prosperity and certain peace. "To be instrumental in maintaining in power the party which is sponsor for these statesmen of great ability and high ideals in government is none the less a duty than is the one you recently performed in giving allegi ance to this God-blessed country. "Our great secretary of the interior, I Franklin K. Lane, has ably shown the feeling of the democratic party toward the settler on the public domain and the farmer in general; he has abol ished useless red tape in transacting departmental business, has extended i the time of payment for water rights, opened additional lands to homestead ers rather than sell it at public auc tion, where it would be bought in and monopolized by cattle and sheep bar ons, and in various other ways pro tected the nation's resources from ex ploitation by corporation grafters that they might be saved for the settler and home builder. and home builder. "In every department of government the democratic party has shown it is the true friend of the struggling masses, and we hope you will see the wisdom and god policy of giving its candidates for congress, Hon. Tom Stout and Hon. John M. Evans, your first vote; it will be a vote in favor of President Wilson and his good gov ernment policies. Bear in mind you have a right to vote for two congress men; let it be cast for the democrats and you will have served your country well. Thanking you for your good will and ald > and wishing you the blessings j of peace and prosperity, we remain, y° ur obedient servants, "DEMOCRATIC STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE, "Per Thomas Arthur, Chairman." GRASS RANGE. The daily mall service which was inaugurated Monday, is proving a ■ great convenience to the business 1 men of Grass Range and Lewistown.' Mrs. James H- Charters returned! from California Tuesday, where she accompanied her son and daughter, I who will attend school at Los Angeles during the winter. J. I,. Stuart came down from Lewis town Monday to look after the ship ment of 700 sheep which were loaded out the following day. The sheep were purchased of James Sullenger ^nd were Mr. Stuart's second shipment from this point in the last month. Eight single-deck stock cars went cut Thursday loaded with sheep. The sheep were contracted for in August from Mens Teigen, E. A. Fraser of Bil itigs, being the purcnaser, to which place they will he taken and fattened for market. J. I,. Stuart looked after the shipment.—Review. WINNETT. Mr. Clyde Luke and Miss Dnisv Mor rill were married ai the Winnett home at eight o'clock Sunday evening by Justice Ira Pierson. The bride and groom came expecting a quiet wedding, hut were surprised to find about fifty guests gathered to spend the evening with them. After the ceremony the guests were entertained with music. Miss Morrill is from Grass Range and lias recently filed on a homestead nenr Winnett. Mr. Luke has been here for several years and is well known in this country. His many friends wish him and his bride many anniversaries of this happy event. Several cabins belonging to women and girls have been broken into the past few weeks and groceries and clothing have been stolen. In some cases the windows were broken not to gain entrance. The homesteaders expect to keep close watch In the fu ture, and should this occur again, we hope the culprit will receive the pun ishment he justly deserves. Four of the most remarkable sam ples in the Winnett Land Co.'s dis play window, contributed by the farm ers about Winnett, are a Hubbard squash weighing 17% pounds, a tur nip 17 pounds, a cauliflower 76 pounds and stalk of corn with 4 large ears.— Times. DENTON. The Melchert grading outfit have moved farther south where the work of grading the roads and cutting down the 1?ills will continue. It is estimated there will be 500,000 bushels of wheat delivered to the ele vators in Denton this season. Almost double the acreage is being sown this fall and next year will be a hummer. There is every reason to believe that the prices will be a great deal higher next year than they are at this time. G. L. Shuckhart of Alton brought in a sugar beet last week that weighed twelve pounds. He also left some ex cellent samples of potatoes. Mr. Shuckhart says that he had one beet that weighed nineteen pounds, hut on account of Imperfect shape did not bring it to town. It goes to show that, most anything that grows can be raised in the Judith Basin. E. J. Kaull this week closed a deal whereby he sold to Floyd Huffin a quarter section of ravine land without a furrow plowed or a house or shack or any improvement thereon, on the Goyote bench for $37 per acre. The fact, that all the loose land offered for sale is being bought by residents of tlie Judith Basin bespeaks how highly the land is valued by those living here who havf- made money raising wheat in the garden spot-of the west.—Recorder. 9 ? an World Leaders For Efficiency and Durability We handle exclusively the following- well-known makes of ma chinery and we believe them to be the best that it is possible to man ufacture. It will cost you no more to supply yourself with the best makes—and you will remain always satisfied with the purchases. 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In addition "The Olympian" carries a lounge-observation car with library, buffet, barber and bath, llotli trains are electric lighted throughout. For further informathion regarding fares, call on or address train service, etc., please A. C. HOHMANN, Ticket Agent Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. LEWISTOWN, MONTANA J GEO. H. HIBBARD, General Passenger Agent SPLENDID CROWD OUT AND EX CELLENT ADDRESSES ARE MADE BY CANDIDATES. MEETING AT STANFORD LAST NIGHT a Secretary of State Alderson, Attorney General D M. Kelly and Candidates Address Fine Audience—Hobson To night.—Political Note*. Parties in from Benchland yesterday report that the democratic rally, held there Monday night, was a great suc cess. There was a big crowd out and the audience was enthusiastic. John Holmes, the precinct committee man, preside-', and the addresses were made by Gene Lane, R. J. AnderBon, Stewart McOonochie, Rufus G. Poland, E. W. Mettler and Mrs. Leila Baker. Stanford Last Night. The voters of Stanford turned out in force last night for the big rally there, which was addressed by Attor ney General D. M. Kelly, Secretary of State A. M. Alderson and the candi dates. Hobson Tonight. Tonight Messrs. Alderson and Kelly and the candidates will speak at Hob son, and everything Indicates that this rally will likewise prove a very suc cessful one. Grass Range Tomorrow. Tomorrow evening Messrs. Alderson and Kelly, with Judge Roy E. Ayers,I and the candidates, will be at GrasB Range and there is no doubt thnt they will be greetod by a big and enthusi astic crowd. The Denton Meeting. The state committee has arranged to have W. S. Hartman of Bozeman, one of the best speakers in the state, address a democratic rally, to he held at Denton next Tuesday evening, Octo ber 27. Walsh Coming. The state committee lias arranged for Senator T. J. Walsh to address a meeting at Lewistown on Friday, Octo ber 30. This is on the theory that the Montana delegation In congress will bo able to leave in time to get here before the campaign closes. The Final Rally. The closing rally in the city is to lie held on Monday evening, Novem ber 2, when Congressman Tom Stout will he the principal speaker. The voters of Fergus county will do well to remember that while the republicans are much longer on prom ises than the democrats, the latter are delivering the goods. For impossible promises, the repub lican candidates are in a <;ass by themselves. The argument lias been used in the Interest of their candidate for sheriff that he would not hold prisoners in the county jail without trial. Now comes the boosters of the candidate for assessor with the an nouncement that if their man ts elect ed he will reduce taxes. One argu ment is about as possible as the other. Before the assessor can reduce raise taxes, ho must abolish the office of the state tax commissioner and dis pense with the services of the county hoard of equalization. While a few people might he mislead by such as sertions, they form some of the amus ing incidents of the campaign. Messrs. Tullock and Gurnett do not make such promises, but will agree to give all a or fair, square deal; no more and no less.